Classical Music Reviews
Read Britten's War Requiem: 50 Years On, Still As Harrowing As Ever
May 29, 2012 – A stellar new recording from the London Symphony Orchestra of a poignant and timely work.
Read Fine Quartets From A Forgotten Frenchman
Read Kathleen Ferrier: A Voice Not Forgotten
Read Classical Lost And Found: Danish Delights From The Late 19th Century
May 8, 2012 – Composer Christian Horneman's limited but exceptional output has a flair for the theatrical.
Read Meet Your New Piano Idol: Behzod Abduraimov
Read Bang On A Concerto: A New Percussion Piece By Rautavaara
April 24, 2012 – The dean of Finnish composers has written a new concerto for ace percussionist Colin Currie.
Read The Splendid Tabla: New Indian Flavors For Orchestra
April 17, 2012 – Evan Ziporyn pairs exciting new concertos for two unlikely soloists: bass clarinet and the tabla.
Watch Bach's St. Matthew Passion: Ritualized And Riveting
April 10, 2012 – Watch an excerpt of Peter Sellars' semi-staged "ritualization" of Bach's dramatic passion story.
Read Classical Lost And Found: A Mid-Century View From Venezuela
April 3, 2012 – Evencio Castellanos' symphonic poems from the 1940s reveal Venezuela at its most voluptuous.
Read The Best Classical Album of 2012?
Read Witold Lutoslawski: Always Searching For A New Sound
March 6, 2012 – Over a 50 year career, the Polish composer continued to uncover new paths of musical expression.
Read New York Polyphony: A Vocal Quartet Takes On Death
February 21, 2012 – A haunting program of early a cappella vocal works focused on death, loss and mortality.
Read Ernesto Cordero's Caribbean-Flavored Concertos
Read Purcell, Drake And Cohen: Songwriters On Equal Footing
February 7, 2012 – Odd bedfellows perhaps, but each is adept at creating claustrophobic spaces of melancholy.